Career Beginnings Towards Biggest Breakthrough
Kristen Jaymes Stewart was born on April 9, 1990 in Los Angeles, California to stage manager and television producer John Stewart and script supervisor Jules Mann-Stewart. She attended school until the seventh grade and continued her education through distance learning until she finished high school.
After an agent saw her perform in her elementary school’s Christmas play at the age of eight, her acting career started. She then auditioned for a year and went on to gain her first non-speaking role in 1999 with the Disney Channel original film The Thirteenth Year. The following year, she appeared in an uncredited role in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.
She next appeared in the independent film The Safety of Objects and received substantial notice playing Jodie Foster’s diabetic daughter in 2002’s Panic Room, for which she earned a Young Artist Award nomination. She was then cast in the thriller Cold Creek Manor, receiving another Young Artist Award nomination.
In 2004, she landed her first starring role in Catch That Kid. She next starred as Melinda Sordino, a high school freshman who stops speaking after being raped, in the television movie Speak. Her performance as Melinda earned her critical acclaim, with The New York Times saying, “Ms. Stewart creates a convincing character full of pain and turmoil.”
She went on to appear in 2005’s fantasy-adventure movie Zathura and although the film was praised by critics, Stewart herself did not gain much attention for her performance. In 2007, she starred in the films The Messengers, In the Land of Women, The Cake Eaters and Into the Wild.
In 2007, she was cast to play the main character Isabella “Bella” Swan in Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling romance novel. Her portrayal of Bella Swan received mixed reception but the film itself became a box office hit after its release on November 21, 2008.
She next appeared in the 2009 film Adventureland, where she garnered positive reviews for her performance. Also in 2009, she reprised her role as Bella Swan in the sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon. She again received mixed reviews for her performance. She continued to play Bella in the sequels The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012).
Recent Films and Rumored Breast Augmentation
In 2010, she portrayed rock star Joan Jett in the biographical film The Runaways. She garnered acclaim for her performance with the Metro Times saying, “It turns out that Stewart is actually really good at capturing Jett’s icy, tough-but-cool girl swagger, adding the needed touches of vulnerability that transform it into a pretty terrific performance… Stewart is a genuine rock star here.”
She went on to star as Snow White in the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman alongside Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. That same year, she starred as Mary Lou in On the Road, based on Jack Kerouac’s cult classic novel of the same name. Also in 2012, she was named the highest paid actress by Forbes with total earnings of $34.5 million.
Being one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood means that she can do anything she pleases, including a plastic surgery, even lots of it. And so, people were shocked when rumors of Stewart getting breast implants began to circulate. Although most people think that she just sported a really good bra, some plastic surgeons still didn’t close the possibility that she went under the knife.
The actress, however, hasn’t made any response as to the truthfulness of such reports. This leads people to create more assumptions as to why Stewart has decided to get breast implants (if ever she had one); some pointing the reason to her being pressured to get larger breasts because she now is an A-list actress in Hollywood, especially with her high-profile topless scene in On the Road.